Going by her alias, The Raveness; Siân Lavinia Hülme is an autodidact, performance poet, author and composer. A playhouse and history enthusiast who states her only idol is her heart. She was born in 1987 in the centre of England. Keeping history and literature in the family, she is the relation of a past pottery consultant to British televisions Time Team and ex-director to the society for post-medieval archaeology David Barker also an author of the critically acclaimed book William Greatbatch - a Staffordshire Potter.
Well known for her emerald blood. A poem taken from the best-selling poetry debut entitled of blood and absinthe (released in 2012 and re-mastered in 2014) where she drank, poured, churned and tapped Absinthe and its companions sugar and spoon into one of the most peculiar percussion performances ever to be recorded. A once diagnosed addict of the green fairy, who after conquering her addiction has spent most of her time drinking the elixir during leisure whilst inventing new performances that with their gramophone charm have been noted to bring a sense of nostalgia and the enjoyment of listening to recordings the old way back to her listeners.
From Shakespeare’s country of Warwickshire this Raveness is most misunderstood in the music scene for her work has been noted to not be comparable to most artists out there - this has been the reason for her success. This artist has intentionally made herself not one for the mainstream market and is often described by some as mediocre simply because they want songs that are conventional but her work consists not of song it is an outlandish approach to performance poetry with great influence coming from her surroundings in places such as Royal Leamington Spa the birthplace of the great beast 666 and Stratford-Upon-Avon the birthplace of the bard referred to in her works; it has been rumoured that the future may possibly unfold a songbook for her.
By every line she is without the intention of seeking what is commercial, thinking outside of the box. With poetry performances that almost lock you into a darkly yet beautiful abstract dream. On the contrary to the comments of those in the beginning who stated that her art had no potential she went on to gain a strong following. Grappling those whose imagination also runs wild with her talons and absorbing them into her maelstrom of madness and story-telling. As the fine accent feeds you the plot, the vocal will also send you nose diving into a hellish nightmare with a slight demonic and most uncomfortable vowel that she is proud to say horrifies the fashionable listener.
Not just any old scribbler. She began as a self-taught harpsichordist, tutoring herself the instrument during a time in her life that consisted of much trauma leaving her with a complex disorder, deafness in her right ear and body dysmorphia. She found refuge in music along with her writing - later she progressed through her own teachings the skill of other instruments and now although Siân is best known for her poetic works she is also adored by her listeners for her bewildering approach to the renaissance works of William Byrd in her release Farewell to the court which takes its title from a Sir Walter Raleigh poem and of her often slightly odd approach to the classical works of composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. All works are performed and produced by this half deaf solitary nymph.
Despite being shy with a recognizable phobia of the limelight and an avoidant of attention to her surprise the physical copies of her debut album of blood and absinthe sold out within two months of its release with excellent reviews by listeners showing immediate interest for more releases. Stanzas of counter play released in January 2014 immediately had fans demanding for a book publication and so was published her poetry book Lady misery which features diarist accounts, private letters, historical studies and more all written in poetic form and in her own developed literary style because like her music when it comes to literature she refuses to follow traditional suit.